Question: I have heard about a soldier who lost the lower half of his body and still managed to have children. Is there such thing as prosthetic male reproductive parts to allow them to have children and sexual intercourse?
Hi. I really don’t know this. At work I’m also a bit afraid to do a Google search to find out. Maybe the soldier had made preparations for the worst before he went to war. I’m not familiar with the story. It’s nice that he was still able to have a family!
I agree with Matt. You can have prosthetic male reproductive parts although they can’t be used to have children. The sperm can be taken and used through IVF which stands for “in vitro fertilization”. It helps people trying for a baby to fertilize the egg with a sperm in a lab first and then insert the fertilized egg back inside the mother.
I’ve seen some very nasty injuries and visited Headley Court (where military personnel get treated) a few yeas to see how technology was used in rehabilitation. Advances in surgical techniques have led to lots of cases where males and females have had genitalia injured. It’s not my area of expertise, but don’t believe there’s much that can be done to restore lost reproductive function sadly.
There’s a big challenge for engineers, surgeons and other specialists.